Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem for older adults in the U.S., after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss is also very treatable — and more beneficial when treatment is started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, here are 10 reasons why you should schedule a hearing test and find out for sure.
- A hearing test is painless, usually free, and should take less than an hour of your day.
- Untreated hearing loss increases your risk of developing dementia.
- Hearing loss may be an early warning sign or red flag for other health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
- If your hearing test shows your hearing is normal, you can say “I told you so” to all the people who said you should get your hearing checked.
- The Mayo Clinic recommends regular, baseline hearing tests for adults.
- Untreated hearing loss increases your chance of falling.
- Treating hearing loss with hearing aids has been proven to reduce the risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss.
- Untreated hearing loss is known to contribute to depression and social isolation.
- Hearing loss treatment is associated with delayed diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, anxiety and injurious falls.
- Being proactive about your hearing health today will reap immeasurable benefits tomorrow!
Think you may have hearing loss? Start by taking our free online hearing test, then find out for sure by scheduling a full evaluation with a nearby hearing healthcare professional. To do that, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we can help.
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